Solvay Heanor, Derbyshire
Jul 15, 2018
Operations Technology Manager - Serial Automotive Solvay is a leading supplier of composite materials, process consumables and tooling to industries such as high performance automotive, Formula 1, aerospace, rail, defense, renewable energy and marine. Within the composites business line, we are drive by fast customer response, unmatched technical support, technology and innovation and unparalleled product quality, offering a dynamic culture of "Delivering Innovation with real advantage". This role will be based in Heanor, Derbyshire, UK with frequent travel to Europe. The Role As OperationsTechnologyManager you will act as a single point of contact for the commercial team and support them in the process of driving solutions once the road map to market has been identified. Positioned as the operational link, you will develop the solution to meet the commercial demands and devise an operational plan to deliver on cost, performance, quality and service levels. You will translate commercial business case requirements to the Global Excellence Operations team, Cluster Directors and plant managers ensuring alignment and commercial (customer) expectations are met and for any critical gaps, closure plans are developed. As representative for the commercial group you will interface with the operations team on issues of strategic significance such as ensuring capacity and demand are balanced with achieving key metrics (OTIF, Lead-Time and Quality). You will work closely with the Finance team supplying critical operational input into compiling a compelling capital investment business case. You will also develop long-term capacity projections (18 months to 5 years) and conduct customer rate readiness studies based on an integrated capacity and sales forecast model. The Person The ideal candidate will have (5-7 years) customer facing experience as a Commercial/Operations/Programme Management gained in an Original Equipment Manufacturer Tier 1 automotive environment. You MUST have an (honours) degree in (Engineering/Chemical/Business Marketing). A Master's degree in (Engineering/Chemical/Business Marketing) would be advantageous. Strong Project /Programme Management Skills. Excellent level of Operational Execution background. Experience of Directing, Leading and Influencing a medium sized cross functional team (10-15) globally. Frequent travel to Europe 30-40% We offer the successful candidate a very competitive salary and excellent benefits package (including pension, life assurance & bonus) plus other benefits, in a challenging and international work environment in a globally operating Company, plus a broad range of opportunities to develop career aspirations. Interested You can apply via the ''Apply'' button.